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We have discussed the mechanics and mental preparation required to shoot a basketball properly throughout this site. Some of the information will make a poor shooter into a competent shooter or a skilled shooter into an exceptional shooter. You can’t expect everything to be easy unless you actually put it into practice.
To improve, you must practice. Practice doesn’t make perfect but it does make permanent. People who put in more effort and are more focused on improvement will be more successful.
Identify the areas that are of concern.
You might want to spend more time practicing drills to improve your mid-range jumper. Consider the setups and the shot. These are second-nature and allow you to be more focused on your shot.
Too often, players fail to recognize weak spots. Sometimes the numbers tell the story. Sometimes, the focus is the key to the story.
Organise the time you need.
Your schedule is known. You know your schedule. Find the most convenient time to practice. Then, plan your time so that you have enough time to work on your problem areas.
Do it often
Consistency is more important than just the time you put in.
Establishing practice routines is important and sticking to them. 500 free throws per day is not excessive if your problem is in free throws. You will notice improvement in a short time and make the new technique a routine.
Take a partner
It is a time-saver to have someone rebound and pass your balls. This allows you to concentrate on the shot and not the rebound.
Handle the ball.
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